Eikon Mini is a $25 fingerprint reader for PCs with Windows Hello

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Home » News » Eikon Mini is a $25 fingerprint reader for PCs with Windows Hello

If your computer is running  Windows 10 and supports a fingerprint scanner, facial recognition or iris scanning, you might be tempted to log in without typing your password. If biometric support is missing from your device, there are third party solutions which bring this technology to your computer or laptop at a very affordable price. Eikon Mini is a mini fingerprint reader that costs only $25 and is a good example of such technology.

As its name suggests, the Eikon Mini is very small compared to other fingerprint readers, measuring 28 x 20 x 15mm (it’s not bigger than the tip of your finger). Its exterior is made of plastic, black, and the surface where you put your finger over is slightly curved, while the rest of the device bulges out. It’s plugged into the PC using a USB 2.0, but if the port is in the back of the computer, it will be harder to scan your fingerprint. Luckily, you can use a USB cable extender with a considerable length and put the reader at the end of it. When it’s plugged into a laptop, the Eikon Mini has the reader placed face upwards.

So, after plugging in the small device, you will see a dialog saying that Windows 10 is configuring the reader. It’s very simple to set up the reader: just head to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options and click on Windows Hello. You will register your fingerprint by entering your PIN or password, and the encrypted biometric data is stored locally on your PC.

You can register multiple accounts and log in with Windows Hello in Windows 10 so if you have a personal computer, a laptop or a computer at work, you will be able to register Eikon on any of them.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

Join our community
windows report logo

Join our community of over 2 million active users and get the latest and most important Windows content on your email address.

Discussions

Next up

Here’s how to fix Selected boot image did not authenticate error

Emmanuel Johnson avatar. By: Emmanuel Johnson
3 minute read

Selected boot image did not authenticate error message is linked with updates, upgrades and driver updates and likely common on HP computers. Note that this […]

Continue Reading

Surface Hub 2S lands in June with a $9,000 price tag

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2 almost a year ago and recently shared more details on the product line. Surface Hub 2X will hit the […]

Continue Reading

Error loading player: No playable sources found [FIX]

Andrew Wafer By: Andrew Wafer
4 minute read

The Error loading player: No playable sources found message signals a problem that happened while an online video was loading on your browser. Shortly, when this […]

Continue Reading